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  • IPA(key)[s͈ɯda̠]
  • Phonetic Hangul[]
Revised Romanization? sseuda
Revised Romanization (translit.)? sseuda
McCune–Reischauer? ssŭda
Yale Romanization? ssuta

Etymology 1Edit


쓰다 (sseuda) (infinitive , sequential 쓰니)

  1. (to be) bitter
      sseun yak
      bitter medicine
    • 쓰다. 
      Masi sseuda.
      The flavor is bitter.
    • 쓰다. 
      Mome joeun yageun sseuda.
      Medicine that is good for the body is bitter. (proverb)

Etymology 2Edit

First attested in the Seokbo sangjeol (釋譜詳節 / 석보상절), 1447, as Middle Korean 쓰다 (Yale: ssuta).


쓰다 (sseuda) (infinitive , sequential 쓰니)

  1. to write
    Synonym: 적다 (jeokda)
    • 소설쓰다 
      soseoreul sseuda
      to write a novel
    • 연필쓰다 
      yeonpillo sseuda
      to write with a pencil
    고 있어요? ― 아 네, 쓰고 있어요. ― 쓰고 있군요. 글을 많이 쓰고 있네요. 
    Mwo hago isseoyo? ― a ne, geureul sseugo isseoyo. ― geureul sseugo itgunyo. Geureul mani sseugo inneyo.
    What are you doing? ― Um, I’m writing. ― You are writing! You are writing a lot!
    Original English texts from 2016, VOA Learning English (public domain)
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Etymology 3Edit


쓰다 (sseuda) (infinitive , sequential 쓰니) First attested in the Yongbi eocheonga (龍飛御天歌 / 용비어천가), 1447, as Middle Korean ᄡᅳ다 (Yale: psuta).

  1. to use
    keompyuteoreul sseuda
    to use a computer.
    많이 쓰다 
    doneul mani sseuda
    to use [spend] a lot of money
    핸드폰 잠깐 써도 ? 
    Haendeupon jom jamkkan sseodo dwae?
    Can I use your cell phone for a while?

Etymology 4Edit


쓰다 (sseuda) (infinitive , sequential 쓰니)

  1. to wear (on the head); to place on or above the head
    • 모자쓰다 
      mojareul sseuda
      to wear a hat
    • 우산쓰다 
      usaneul sseuda
      to put up an umbrella
  2. to be accused of, to be suspected of
    • 강도 혐의쓰다 
      gangdo hyeomuireul sseuda
      to be suspected of robbery